Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America

Lecture Description

This lecture explores how a coalition of southern labor activists, inspired by prophetic Christian belief, organized the region’s sharecroppers and factory workers into a working-class movement that captured the attention of the Roosevelt administration during the worst years of the Great Depression, and in doing so brought the “forgotten man” into the center of national debates about social and economic justice.

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Great Depression Labor and Working Class

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